Scott’s MKVI Baritone This will be a major restoration of a “school rescue” MKVI bari, including lots of modifications and silver plating. This bow guard will be replaced by a new Selmer bow guard: Low Eb: Side Bb tone hole: The High E tone hole: The changing of the guard: High E’s new tone hole: Before: After: The large brass patch was removed, the crack in the seam was brazed back together, and a neck ring was added for extra stability. Also, the tenon has been resoldered at the correct angle. Here, the upper bow is straightened out and free of dents, guards are soldered in place, and the new receiver has been installed: An adjustment screw was added for low B to C#: Guards installed over the high E and F: Back together again and it feels so good! No longer singing “I fall to pieces”… the most solid VI around! And now imagine… satin silver body with bright silver highlights… it’s coming! The new Low A will be so easy to play: The new Low A lever closes both the low A and the low Bb, complete with adjustable sliders: No more patchwork for the side Bb: Side key contacts: Piece by piece this bari is getting packed up and ready for the plater. A sneak peek after sandblasting! This bari arrived at the plater yesterday. It will be back and beautiful soon! The horn is back from the plater!!! Inside all of these little packages are the keys and other small parts. We are installing beautiful gold-plated springs!